S5 E04 The Salvage Yard

Anna and Matt run the Salvage Yard in Castlemaine. They rescue building materials that would otherwise go to landfill, clean it up and sell it on. It isn’t hoarding if you turn it into a business is it? This episode is exploring waste again, but this time we are looking at the building industry andContinue reading “S5 E04 The Salvage Yard”

S5 E03 The Good Op Shop

Tiffany Inglis started an op shop 18 months ago and all she wanted to do was save the world one pair of very cheap second hand jeans at a time.  Not only is the Good Op shop keeping A LOT of stuff out of landfill, but money raised there is then given to worthy environmentalContinue reading “S5 E03 The Good Op Shop”

S3E4 Ethical Apparel

Episode Summary In this episode I am speaking with Ilka White, an artist and textiles worker who has been investigating ways to make wearing clothing more sustainable.  We talk about fast fashion and its antidote – the fibreshed movement – and everything in between.  Basically, what considerations come into play when you want to chooseContinue reading “S3E4 Ethical Apparel”

S2E2 Compost and doggy doo

In this episode we speak to Bill Grant who is a self confessed compost nerd and whose job it is to know all about waste.  We discuss why it is so important to keep organic waste out of landfill and what is REALLY going on with recycling at the moment.  We also delve into theContinue reading “S2E2 Compost and doggy doo”

S1E8 Chewton Primary School

Julie Holden is the principal of the Chewton Primary School.  Under her leadership the school has achieved a five star sustainability rating, the highest rating there is. Find out what she and her team and the students at Chewton Primary School have done to achieve this. This episode was created in 2018 as part ofContinue reading “S1E8 Chewton Primary School”

S1E7 Repair Cafe

At the time of this interview Chris Hooper had been running a monthly Repair Cafe in Castlemaine for over a year. In that time they saved over 600kg of waste from being thrown out; objects, clothing and mechanical items that can now live to see another day.  In this episode I speak to Chris aboutContinue reading “S1E7 Repair Cafe”

S1E3 Boomerang Bags

Ginny is the force behind Boomerang Bags Castlemaine.  She and a group of dedicated volunteers have been following the Boomerang Bags model; sewing and offering upcycled cloth bags to the public of Castlemaine in the hopes of helping us all transition away from plastic bags and towards more sustainable options.  This episode was created inContinue reading “S1E3 Boomerang Bags”

S1E2 Plastic Bag Free Castlemaine

In this episode I speak to Lucy Young about her role at the HUB Foundation and their ongoing campaign to make Castlemaine a plastic bag free town. We talk about the ins and outs of running a campaign, the personal reasons behind working so hard for sustainability and what we can do to replace plasticContinue reading “S1E2 Plastic Bag Free Castlemaine”